Maryland Governor Discuss Rise In Violence Against Asian Americans

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Maryland Governor Discuss Rise In Violence Against Asian Americans

Governor Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan Join Angie Goff to Discuss Rise In Violence Against Asian Americans

ANNAPOLIS, MD (STL.News) Governor Larry Hogan and the First Lady Yumi Hogan recently sat down with Angie Goff to discuss the rise in violence against Asian Americans, what it is like to be an Asian American family in America, and what people can do to find lasting solutions to stop Asian hate.  The governor and First Lady were joined for the interview by their daughter, Jaymi Sterling, and Goff’s father, Ren.

Last month, Governor Hogan announced the formation of a statewide workgroup charged with developing strategies, recommendations, and actions to address the rise in violence and discrimination targeting the Asian American community.

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Governor Hogan:

“Over the past year it has started to reach such a level with such violence, with the increased rhetoric in people being screamed at and called names and violent attacks.  It has finally made it into the headlines and the mainstream media coverage.  The big part is we are finally raising awareness… We have to get people comfortable with reporting, we have to enforce the laws we have now, and we have to take further actions to make everybody aware.”

“I was outraged and quite frankly shocked at how bad it had gotten. 

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Author: Maryam Shah